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District sees near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership

Cannock Chase district now has near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme – with most of Staffordshire also able to connect. The Superfast Staffordshire programme, run jointly with Openreach and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, has helped to enable 99.3 per cent of Cannock Chase district to connect to speeds of 24mbps and above ...

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Staffordshire employment site fully occupied as latest development starts

Four Ashes Park

Work has started on the latest development at a Staffordshire business park which will site up to 1,300 jobs and forms part of a high growth zone near the M54. Midlands developer First Pannatoni has begun its 440,000 sq ft speculative unit at the Four Ashes Business Park in South Staffordshire which means the site is now fully occupied. The industrial facility, to be ...

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Staffordshire set to get smart through digital innovation partnership

Staffordshire University

People and businesses in Staffordshire will join the county’s digital surge to improve lives and productivity thanks to an emerging new partnership. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire University will be working together to explore a range of opportunities to support a thriving local economy and improve people’s lives by making the most of the latest technology. The university is renowned ...

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Strong future growth plans set to deliver better paid county jobs

i54 South Staffordshire

Planned business growth developments in Staffordshire will support the creation of thousands of better paid jobs as near full employment continues, the county’s economy leader has said. Latest out of work claimant count figures released today show’s Staffordshire’s figure stands at just 1.2 per cent of the county population, lower than both regional (2.6 per cent) and national (two per ...

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Staffordshire businesses urged to tap into £500,000 county loan fund

Richard Rawnsley

Staffordshire small businesses looking for access to finance to enable them to grow are being urged to find out more about a loan fund run by the county council with a £500,000 allocation available. The Staffordshire Business Loan Fund’s latest allocation for county businesses will be open until November. Loans of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to eligible businesses ...

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Major manufacturing Growth Zone plans unveiled at MIPIM

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

A collection of new high-value manufacturing, business and logistics investment opportunities in Staffordshire and Wolverhampton have been unveiled at MIPIM in Cannes. The M54 Wolverhampton – Staffordshire High Growth Zone will be one of the biggest in the UK and was today (Tuesday) showcased at The Right Landscape for Growth hotspot at the global property forum. The Growth Zone consists ...

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Full speed ahead – fibre fund boosts fast broadband roll-out to Staffordshire rural communities

Councillor Mark Winnington

People living and working in two Staffordshire communities are looking forward to getting some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country thanks to an innovative scheme to ensure the county’s most remote areas don’t miss out on the latest technology. Eight residents and businesses in Marchington Woodlands, near Uttoxeter, and 30 in Rushton Spencer, near Leek, are the latest ...

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Promoting Staffordshire as a great place to do business

Rapida Kingswood Lakeside

Opportunities to bring jobs and growth to the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire area will be promoted to business investors and developers at a major international event in France this week. The LEP’s investment team, Make It Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, will be flying the flag for the region on the global stage at the MIPIM conference and exhibition in Cannes, supported by ...

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Chance to volunteer at UK Corporate Games

CORPORATE-GAMES

People are being given the chance to be part of the UK Corporate Games when it returns to Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the summer. The Games are Europe’s biggest sports event for business and organisers are now offering individuals and sporting organisations the opportunity to join the team of volunteers. Over the weekend over 4,000 amateur athletes will battle it ...

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Next steps for Shire Hall

Proposals for the future use of a landmark building will be assessed by an independent expert. Staffordshire County Council will appoint an outside group to consider and examine the long term feasibility of ideas for the future use of Shire Hall, Stafford, including those put forward by several interested groups. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Economic Growth, ...

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